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Taiwan reopens its borders to international students after nearly 3 months of closure

Taiwan's Ministry of Education announced Saturday that the Central Epidemic Control Center has approved its plan to allow international students enrolled in Taiwanese schools to re-enter the country.

Local newspaper (Fox Taiwan) reported that Taiwan tightened its border restrictions on May 19 after the country saw a rise in cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and since then only Taiwanese citizens and foreigners with residence permits have been allowed in, with exceptions on a case-by-case basis. separately for emergency and humanitarian reasons.

About 13,000 international students are expected to come to Taiwan this fall, with schools telling students how to enter the country and the types of disease prevention measures they will be required to take, according to the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

In a separate context, the Central Epidemic Control Center in Taiwan announced today, Saturday, that 10 new cases of Corona virus were recorded, while one death was recorded for a 60-year-old man.

The center added that special dates for obtaining the locally developed COVID-19 vaccine in Taiwan will open again on August 23 and August 24.